Welcome Back to DANCE! – What we are doing to ensure the health and safety of all dancers and studios attending our rescheduled events in 2020!
Rainbow Dance remains committed to producing a world-class dance competition and ensuring we have the best team in the business to make the “new normal” an event of a lifetime. We are confident you will be impressed and amazed by our efforts to go above and beyond as we resume LIVE DANCE COMPETITIONS.
From the bottom of our dance hearts, we would like to personally thank you for the continued loyalty and support, the cooperation you have shown during this unprecedented time has definitely been appreciated and does not go unnoticed. The past several months have been unlike anything we have ever experienced, and it has encouraged us to evolve and think outside of the box. We strive to continue to bring you the service and quality you expect, even if it may look a little different than it has in the past. As cities and states begin to share plans to reopen, we would like to share an update on our current situation and let you know how we are planning for the future. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our guests as we support our clients in successfully navigating through these challenges. We are also working closely with a task force in preparation for the re-opening, and putting together formal guidelines that will ensure we remain compliant with CDC, State and Local mandates.
UPDATED LIVE COMPETITION FORMAT: SINGLE Studio Entry and Competition – meaning that studios and registrants would be allowed in the theaters based on a timeline, about 1/2 hour prior to their scheduled performance time slot. A strict schedule would be required to be followed by all registered studios, performers and families. Each venue will vary in total occupancy guidelines; we anticipate being able to allow 1-2 guests/chaperones per dancer plus the dance studio staff into the venue. This is venue specific and we cannot guarantee we will be allowed to have an audience. Every registered and attending studio will be given proper notification of the specific venue restrictions and requirements regarding capacity limits.
All attendees WILL BE REQUIRED to wear a face mask or PPE at all times while in the venue. Only dancers will be permitted to remove the face covering while performing LIVE on stage. Once again this may change due to venue specific requirements. We must follow and we will be enforcing all venue guidelines for the safety of all involved, including our staff members.
PROPS: Venue Specific – Every registered and attending studio will be given proper notification of the specific venue restrictions and requirements regarding the use of props.
Dance Studio owners will provide the order for all performances. Please note there will only be ONE studio in the building and ONE studio performing LIVE on stage. Our events will now be LIVE STREAMED so everyone can enjoy watching the event from the comfort and safety of your own home. NO parents or spectators are allowed in the backstage area.
After each studio performs and competes on stage they will take home their General Placement and Adjudicated Awards. All Overall High Point and Specialty Awards will be presented virtually via LIVE STREAM approximately 1 hour following the competition and last performance of the weekend. (Local time of the Event City) We will ship all of the High Point Awards directly to the Studio.
To further assist Rainbow Dance will be adding more staff to each event to help manage our new protocols, add sanitation stations, add signage, and provide additional overflow spaces as waiting areas to accommodate groups based on that schedule.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT EACH EVENT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY:
CLEANING & SANITIZING: We will be cleaning and thoroughly sanitizing between studios and/or sections. Rainbow will partner with a top-notch janitorial distribution company, to provide the best and most efficient products available for cleaning and sanitizing our competition space, utilizing effective products for combatting COVID-19. These include disinfectants for floors and high touch surfaces, sneeze guards, social distancing signage, bodily fluid spill kits, etc. Dressing room pop ups will not be provided by Rainbow Dance, we encourage you to bring your own if needed. This decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all participating studios.
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES: As the health and safety of all involved and attending our event are of the utmost importance please know that extensive measures have been implemented that include wearing masks/PPE (personal protection equipment), health screening for staff members, and touchless infrared thermometers. We will temperature check and symptom check dancers, their guests, and studio personnel when they arrive. An official waiver will need to be completed and signed prior to arrival at the competition. You can electronically sign and complete the waiver prior to arrival.
MERCHANDISE: The Merchandise area will be a no-touch display, at this time we will not permit the trying on of our garments and merchandise, all merchandise will be handled by Rainbow/Rainbow crew until purchased. All sales are FINAL. Social distancing will be enforced and encouraged. All merchandise areas will be equipped with sneeze guards at the point of sale and check out location.
DRESSING ROOMS: Distancing will be required in ALL dressing room locations and backstage areas. Additional pop-up tents will be provided for the safety of dancers. Dancers should arrive in FULL costume and make up for their first performance. Please note that costumes and props are completely optional. Scores will not be impacted should anyone choose not to wear costumes.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING: Please keep a physical distance of six feet between yourself and others. Please do not hug, high-five, or shake hands with anyone.
Thank you again for your loyalty and support, we can not wait to WELCOME you back! We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make the comeback to dance as supportive and safe as possible for all involved.
We are in this together!